Mental Health Matters in Schools: Mental Health Champions in Schools

Training resources and half termly mental heatlh champions network meetings.

Attend our free launch conference on 15th February 2017 with national speakers and a chance to catch up with local developments

Be part of a new initiative: Sign up to become a Mental Health Champion in School

The Mental Health Champions in Bradford Schools will benefit schools through:

  • Building capacity and confidence to address mental health in schools
  • Ensuring that up to date information and resources can be cascaded to all relevant members of the school community
  • Providing resources and guidance to engage parents and community partners in addressing mental health matters, in ways which are age appropriate and culturally sensitive
  • Facilitate multi-agency work and swift and easy access to specialist CAMHS professionals
  • Providing a framework for disseminating up to date and culturally relevant information about mental health matters
  • Offering clinical group supervision and training to designated members of staff
  • Ensuring that all therapeutic individual and group programmes delivered in schools have a robust evidence base, and a clear framework to ensure appropriate implementation
  • Offering a training route for informal and accredited training
  • Build capacity and confidence to address mental health in schools, where young people and families say it is most effective

This project is launched by the Mental Health in Schools Strategy Group in Bradford, in collaboration with CAMHS, the Future in Mind Transformation and Delivery Group.  It is funded by the CAMHS Transformation Grant which is administered by the Clinical Commissioning Group for Bradford, Airedale and Craven Districts. 

We are able to offer 40 primary schools and 20 secondary schools the opportunity to sign up to the Mental Health Champions Initiative.   All Mental Health Champions must either be or must be supported by a member of the Senior Leadership Team in School, to ensure strategic support for this project. 

If you would like more information please follow the link here to the dedicated pages listed below:

Benefits for schools Mental Health Champions in Bradford schools

Mental Health Champions in Bradford Schools Network Meetings

Mental Health Tsar in Bradford Schools Role Description

If you would like to sign up to take part in this initiative please contact Dr Philippa Grace, Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist (Mental Health)   philippa.grace@bradford.gov.uk


Information

Published: 24/01/2017
Audience: All schools
Contact: Dr Philippa Grace

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